Thursday, March 6, 2014

3-Day Seminar Course: Subtleties of Traditional Calligraphy - 19th to 21st March

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
The Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts

(3-Day) Seminar Course - 02
Subtleties of Traditional Calligraphy

Khattat Ustad Irfan Qureshi
Ustad Shaukat Ali Minhas Zarin Qalam
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Wed 19th – Fri 21st March 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with tea break)

The aim of this course is to enable participants to appreciate the artistic and technical qualities of the great Islamic calligraphic scripts. An outline of the artistic and philosophical principles underlying this art; its historic development and masters will be presented with visual presentations and practical demonstrations - including necessary theoretical background, the study of selected texts and hands-on experience of calligraphy by the participants. 

Day One: 
Philosophy of Islamic Art; 
Introduction to the "Seven Classical Scripts"; 
The invention of Nastaliq - its great masters and its unique qualities.

The seminar shall be taught through presentations, group reading of texts, practical demonstrations and practice. Certificates will be issued.

 Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts (31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore)
This seminar course will be bilingual: English & Urdu.

Irfan Ahmed Qureshi started calligraphy in 1985 under the supervision of renowned calligraphist Syed Anwar Hussain Nafees Raqm, and later learnt from Wajid Mehmood Yaqut Raqm. In 2008 Irfan A. Qureshi curated the Calligraphy Exhibition 'NASTALIQ' at NCA Lahore in connection with the International Conference on Islamic Art & Architecture and the Sarir-e-Khama International Calligraphy Conference at Punjab University in 2012.
Ustad Shaukat Ali Minhas Zarin Qalam is the student of  Syed Nafees Raqam, and a Member of Anjuman-e-Khush Naveesan-e-Tehran, Iran (Since 1978).

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Queries:  0300-847 1855, 0300-849 3170

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